'Dear Dylan' ... call for letters to and poems that celebrate Dylan Thomas

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Fancy writing a letter to Dylan Thomas, as if he were alive today? A letter that might have been delivered to his home at The Boathouse in Laugharne? Poetry editor Anna Saunders and publisher Indigo Drams are looking for submissions to a new anthology titled Dear Dylan. They want letters, and poems, too, that “celebrate, rather than pastiche Dylan’s work, poems with a fresh new take ( you don’t need to mimic his voice), but show an engagement with his ideas, language, themes”. The deadline for submissions is 30 September. More details

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Alan Pascoe

Fri 16th Aug 2019 15:03

The premise of this competition only perpetuates the Dylan Thomas myth which he created and which led, through alcohol, to his early death.

Read Caitlin's book DOUBLE DRINK STORY. With Dylan the truth was lost on the way to Brown's Hotel.

One has to try and escape from the myth, if one ever can. Caitlin, like Constance Wilde and Constanza Mozart lived an abandoned and lonely life.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 9th Aug 2019 23:27

Best of luck in obtaining some success with this unusual theme, I
was unable to resist adding a bit of humour to the project.
Dear Dylan, I'm in a funk,
It doesn't help that you're a drunk,
But a thought has just occurred...
Why isn't your poetry slurred?

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